It’s Getting Hot!

Climate Change in the City

Thu 04.11.2021, 10:00-20:00
Fußgängerbrücke über eine Teich die durch einen Wald führt, im Vordergrund ein Mann mit Kind am Rücken

Parco Romana, Mailand; Ökosystem: Waldgebiet
© Collage: mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Design Team (OUTCOMIST, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, PLP Architecture, CRA - Carlo Ratti Associati and Arup.)

"The most climate-friendly house is the house that is never built", as Gerlind Weber likes to say even though she knows that this is not really an option.

How, then, can we make building more climate-friendly by design? How can we improve the carbon footprint of existing buildings and existing neighbourhoods? How can a city prepare for climate change, mitigating any negative impact while establishing climate justice? These and other questions will be addressed at this symposium, attended by distinguished experts from around the world.

A cooperation by the Az W with IBA _Wien – Neues soziales Wohnen

Click here for the live stream. The link will be active shortly before the event starts.


10:00–12:10 — Session 1, Decarbonised!
Johannes Zeininger, architect and joint owner of SMART Block Geblergasse
Barbara Buser, baubüro in situ, on the reuse of structural elements and materials (CH)
Norbert Mayr, architecture historian, initiator and co-developer of MGG22 — Wohnen morgen
Florian Nagler, Florian Nagler Architekten, on 3 houses in Bad Aibling (DE)

13:30–15:30 — Session 2, panel discussion: The Viennese Context
Part 1: What Are The Targets We Have To Meet?
Heinz Buschmann, Program Manager, Klima- und Energiefond
Kurt Hofstetter, coordinator, IBA_Vienna
Ina Homeier, Smart City Wien
Stephan Renner, Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

Part 2: How Can We Achieve Our Goals?
Gerhard Bayer, project manager, AnergieUrban, ÖGUT
Maria Ebetsberger, programme manager, on Infrastructural Adaptation for Climate Change (InKA), City of Vienna Construction Office
Renate Hammer, architect, Institute of Building Research & Innovation
Florian Nagler, Florian Nagler Architekten (DE)
Stefan Sattler, MA 20 Energieplanung Stadt Wien
Moderated by Franziska Leeb, architecture publicist

16:00–18:30 — Session 3: Climate Change in the City
Tanja Tötzer, Thematic Coordinator, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, on LiLa4Green
Martin Berchtold, berchtoldkrass space&options / Kaiserslautern University of Technology, on The Climate Adaptation Concepts in Karlsruhe, Freiburg (DE) and Zurich (CH)
Monika Löve, Carlo Ratti Associati, on Parco Romana in Milan (IT)

Followed by a panel discussion with additional guests:
Susanne Formanek, CEO, GRÜNSTATTGRAU
Heinrich Schuller, ATOS Architekten,
Oliver Gerner, partner at GERNER GERNER PLUS.
Moderated by Karoline Mayer, Az W

19:00–20:00: Keynote Lecture
Camilla van Deurs, Stadtarchitektin Kopenhagen über Kopenhagens Klimastrategie (DK)
Moderation: Angelika Fitz, Direktorin Az W

Concept: Karoline Mayer, Az W